A revitalised business and civic vision are reshaping Port Pirie. After more than a century of hard work and leadership, the city’s unique place in the world continues to grow. Port Pirie is a proud community, making a vital contribution to the state of South Australia, the nation and the world through its precious resources, secure industry, and commitment to human health, environment and community lifestyle.
The Smelter Redevelopment along with Council-planned renewal and new infrastructure projects means Port Pirie’s future is not only secure but will become an exciting regional hub full of promise and greater possibilities for its community. We are a city determinedly contributing to an exciting future.
The Port Pirie community has been paying close attention to living with lead for many years. The Environmental Health Centre was established in March 1984, to deliver the South Australian Government’s Port Pirie Lead Implementation Program. These programs, Ten for them and tenby10 had a significant, positive impact on the Port Pirie community, helping to raise awareness about what needed to be done to reduce children’s blood lead levels, as well as what we could all do in our own homes and within the community itself to reduce exposure. TLAP was established in 2014 to continue the work of these programs and are now a major component of the Targeted Lead Abatement Program (TLAP), which together with the Smelter Redevelopment project, aims to achieve significant reductions in children’s blood lead levels over the coming years.